I follow the wonderful That MidLife MaMa Donna on Facebook and she's ace. In particular, one of her posts caught my eye recently. https://www.facebook.com/100063737432941/posts/pfbid08qsLmXzsnDUZpw6LhbFHqzjDG4XSXf2WC29NTVq1To3JsNe5Qr2wLpGq3qgyTYFhl/ WordPress seems to trim the text there, here's what Donna said: Find your daughter’s teacher on social media and friend her. This is the advice I received last night. Immediately I… Continue reading To friend (verb) or not?
Not that interesting? Well, I'm actually going to work at work. In the office. In Cambridge, 150+ miles away. For the first time since November 2019! (I think, I can't really remember) I'm both excited and kind of anxious. I can't wait to see everyone, and the drive doesn't worry me. But, I have no… Continue reading I’m going to work
Snatched moments A few minutes of company Pleasure in easy companionship Mundane chatter about nothing Twenty minutes of a return to before Being friends is no longer an everyday pastime Long lunches distant memories Yoga classes no more Because Children change everything And, most days, it's a fair exchange I managed a short lunchtime walk… Continue reading Snatched moments
Seriously, who voluntarily sets their alarm for 7.30am on Sunday morning? And why? Sleep Surely it's just not a sensible move. I mean, once upon a time anything before 10am on the weekend was "early". Then kids happened and now any and all sleep is precious. Even six and three quarter years since small boy… Continue reading 7.30am on a Sunday
This is just a bit of a round up post as I return to the blog after a wonderful, chilled out Easter break for 2022. Friday 8th April The boys and I had a busy day. First off large boy needed new school shoes, PE trainers and a summer waterproof. So we went to a… Continue reading Our Easter Break
I think I first met Pepper though the lovely Bill's weekly round ups over at A Silly Place. We've commented on each others blogs for ages and I think we have a lot in common, we certainly have many shared attitudes and values. I highly recommend her blog at Pepper Valentine for posts on travel… Continue reading Lessons in Loss 17: Friendship
So I've written a few posts about how I've been preparing for Christmas and of course all the gin, jam and chutney heads in that direction too. However, I've also been enjoying reading about lots of other people's preparations. I've asked to share some here, hope you enjoy. Vegan Clementine Curd by The Grumpy Olive… Continue reading Christmas Prep: other people’s ideas
I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?
Well, not old as in they themselves are old. More, long-standing.... While I was at my mum and dad's during our summer holiday I managed to meet up with three very long-standing friends who I've known for very many years. Two who I met while we were in reception (kindergarden) and one who I've known… Continue reading Old Friends
Well I guess it's time to get back out there? Yes? No? Maybe a bit? I won't pretend that I'm not perhaps a bit more cautious than many people about ending lockdown. I felt that the kids went back to school too early at the beginning of March. I felt we need to keep adapting… Continue reading Getting back out there